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When The Minneapolis Weather Cools Down - And How To Insulate Your Windows Against It

November 18, 2015

During these winter months, the weather cools down in Minneapolis. And when you see how that affects your energy bill, it’s time to find ways to lessen it. Insulating your windows contributes to your energy savings throughout the season’s colder climate.

Discover these three ways you can insulate your windows for the upcoming drop in temperature in Minneapolis, MN.

Traditional Sealing Kits

Weatherproofing kits are available in hardware stores in the Minneapolis area. They include a guide on where to stick the tape, the amount of film to cut, and the best way to shrink the film. This cuts down on heat loss from drafts.

However some homeowners look for alternatives to weatherproofing kits if there are multiple windows to insulate. And when you insulate a window with shrink film, it seals off any access to the window until spring. If these are concerns for you, insulating window treatments, such as Polywood® shutters and Solar Gard® window film, are a better option.

Polywood Shutters

Polywood Shutters Completely Closed To Insulate The Windows For The Minneapolis Winter

Constructed from a wood polymer, Polywood shutters are the most energy efficient window treatment money can buy in the Minneapolis area. They shield against external conditions 70% better than a comparable wood shutter, and 1600% better than an aluminum blind. Polywood reduces airflow by up to 45% and blocks temperature by 30°.

Test Showing How Polywood Shutters Block Up To 30 Degrees Of Temperature

The louver material, the shutter frame, and the weather stripping combine to make Polywood shutters the top option for insulating your home.

Solar Gard Window Film

Apply Solar Gard window film to glass windows through every season. It has no impact on your window’s appearance, which is not the case with insulating kits. And a fantastic feature of Solar Gard is the ability to open the window any time you want. That’s because the film doesn’t stretch over the window frame.

Solar Gard is very convenient during Minneapolis winters because it reduces heat transfer through the window. Now the chill air stays out and the warmer temperature of the room doesn’t leave.

How To Purchase Insulating Shutters For Your Windows In Minneapolis, MN

Simple! Our specialists will bring samples of Polywood shutters to your home so you can pick the frame style, and the colors, and the louver size that fits your style. And we record the dimensions of your windows to ensure your new shutters close for complete insulation while looking charming. We’ll also bring Solar Gard window film samples, if the product is available in your city.

Call 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!